Rijeka: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Radmile Matejčić 3

May 30-31, 2019

The Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, RIJEKA 2020 and the University of Rijeka, in cooperation with IRMO/Culturelink and the Observatoire des politiques culturelles, France, are organizing the international conference on International Cultural Relations of the European Union – Europethe World, Croatia, to be held on 30 and 31 May 2019 in Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020.

The aim of the conference is to encourage dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of today’s international cultural cooperation and to analyse the modalities that lead to more intense and more functional global cooperation and exchange between the European Union and the world. Rapid changes that mark today’s world (revolution in digital communication, rise of social media, new global actors, rapid urbanization, changes in cultural values) raise questions about how to support, enhance and strengthen the practices of cultural exchange and interaction. Are the efforts in promoting the exchange of cultural goods and services enough? How to advocate for a more decisive role of culture in development policies and cross-sectoral linkages? How to support the role of local communities in international cultural cooperation? How are cultures facing numerous global instabilities?

The four main topics of the conference areThe role of cultural policies in fostering international cultural cooperation; Cultural networks, the expression of cultural change in international relations; Cultural Diplomacy: strengthening external relations in a globalised world; Croatia in international cultural cooperation.


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